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A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now.”—Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman

In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.

But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

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About the Author

AMY TIMBERLAKE won the Golden Kite Award for her picture book The Dirty Cowboy. Her first novel for children, That Girl Lucy Moon, was named a Bank Street Best Children's Book, an Amelia Bloomer Book, and the winner of the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. Amy has worked as a book reviewer, columnist, and children's bookseller.

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Timberlake, Amy
Yearling Books
Action & Adventure
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
historical fiction;mystery;wisconsin;sisters;adventure;19th century;pigeons;fiction;missing persons;death;newbery honor;counterfeiters;family;pioneer life;sharpshooters;counterfeiting
historical fiction;mystery;wisconsin;sisters;pigeons;adventure;19th century;missing persons;fiction;death;newbery honor;counterfeiters;family;newbery;pioneer life;sharpshooters;counterfeiting
historical fiction;mystery;wisconsin;sisters;fiction;adventure;pigeons;19th century;missing persons;death;counterfeiters;newbery honor;family;newbery;counterfeiting;ya;pioneer life;sharpshooters
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